Visconti, Hessney Back the 'Fish in 9-4 Victory Over St. Thomas

Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director

Courtesy Ron HilliardCourtesy Ron Hilliard

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sean Visconti and Mac Hessney drove in three as the Sailfish won their second in a row and fourth in five games to improve to 7-5 on the season.

The ‘Fish scored two in the first inning as Ryan Johnson drove in two with a bases loaded single after Jake Summey, Visconti and Peter Rivera all singled. The top four in the lineup, including Hessney, picked up nine of the team’s 13 hits including three each from Visconit and Rivera.

Kyle Polaski (3-1) tossed 5.1 innings to pick up his third straight win. The sophomore righty gave up six hits and four runs, walking one and striking out four. He retired nine in a row from the first until a one-out walk in the fourth. A singled followed from German Morales to put two on and one out for the Bobcats but Polaski got a fly out and a ground out to end the threat.

The Bobcats (6-5) broke through in the fifth with a pair of extra-base hits including a run-scoring triple from Michael Centeno. The ‘Fish responded to score three in the bottom of the fifth as Visconti doubled home two, pushing Hessney and Summey across the plate. After Visconti stole third, he scored on a bounce out by Rivera as PBA retook the lead at 5-2.

Phil DiLandro pitched a perfect eighth and Dominic Monda struck out one in the ninth as the Sailfish wrapped up the victory. Ben Ancheff (1-2) took the loss for St. Thomas after tossing five innings and giving up six hits and five runs. He walked three and struck out five. The Bobcats bullpen allowed four runs over three innings, giving up seven hits and two walks.

The ‘Fish and Bobcats will wrap up the weekend series on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon.

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